Five Minus Two Equals...: 1. A Song For Strangers

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1. A Song For Strangers

Two riders in a foreign land; 
One had a bright sword in his hand, 
The other's staff was stout and true- 
Two riders, both decked out in blue. 

The swordsman's face was stern and proud, 
Dressed in robes as dark as midnight.  
The other's robes were like the sky 
When over all the Sun shines bright. 

Two riders in a foreign land
When they heard a most dreadful tale; 
Of monstrous deeds beneath the Earth
And a Thing from beyond the Pale.

A Dark Lord dwelt in a temple,
His followers scourged the land.
The riders came to reckoning-
This wickedness they should not stand! 

To the temple came the riders 
Their faithful steeds they did dismount. 
The mighty horses, they surmised 
Should not suffer on their account. 

The swordsman clasped his brother's hand 
And swore a mighty oath so true- 
That Evil should be crushed that day 
Though it mean his own crushing too. 

The rider with the staff agreed 
And swore a great oath of his own 
That Darkness should fall before them 
Though it might crush his ev'ry bone. 

Two brothers in a foreign land, 
One with a bright sword in his hand. 
The other's staff was stout and true; 
Two Wizards, both decked out in blue... 


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Aruthir

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 04/05/14

Original Post: 04/03/13

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